Dyslexia - Description






Dyslexia is not a disease. It is a condition in which a person's brain learns in a different way from that of other people. Many people with dyslexia are very intelligent and successful. The condition has nothing to do with a person's intelligence. Dyslexics are often highly talented in many areas, including art, athletics, drama, music, and engineering. These talents often require the ability to bring together sight, spatial skills (the ability to locate objects in three-dimensional space using sight and/or touch), and coordination.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health estimate that about 15 percent of the U.S. population has some form of learning disorder. Those learning disorders are usually related to the use of language and reading. Learning disorders occur in people of all ages, races, and income levels.

People with dyslexia tend to confuse certain letters and have difficulty spelling. (Photograph by Robert Huffman. Reproduced by permission of Field Mark Publications.)
People with dyslexia tend to confuse certain letters and have difficulty spelling. (Photograph by
Robert Huffman
. Reproduced by permission of
Field Mark Publications
.)

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